In a recent interview Malcolm CasSelle, CIO for OPSkins and president of Worldwide Asset eXchange, spoke about how his ideas are formed. A known international entrepreneur, businessman, and innovator CasSelle has been part of major developments within the tech world. An early investor in Bitcoin, Zynga, and Facebook CasSelle’s storied career has taken him to China and back. A graduate of both Stanford and MIT CasSelle’s highest degree is a master’s in computer science. His most recent interest has been in the developing tend of blockchain tech, tech that he has utilized in the formation of new P2P network WAX.
According to CasSelle he devotes his afternoons to ideas. His mornings are spent focusing on the various business affairs his job mandates. “I look at the problem backwards,” CasSelle said, “In this way I know where to start.” He also relies heavily on collaboration. The moment he forms a new idea he loops other people into it. Individuals who either have experience with the idea, or who can contribute to the idea. He is an ardent supporter of tossing ideas around with deliberation and discussion. This all happens because of his mastery of time management, which according to him is the best attribute to learn.
The WAX platform operates within a specific network of games. It allows cross-game trading for players and uses blockchain tech to provide necessary security. The platform allows gamers an actual return of investment on their digital wares, and could be a turning point of the virtual currency industry itself. CasSelle believes that it is the future. “Blockchain tech is essentially internet 3.0.” CasSelle stated.
OPSkins has benefitted more than once from CasSelles’s innovation, as his investment in Bitcoin made them the largest merchant of the digital money worldwide. WAX could be another that propels to even more success. CasSelle is certainly excited about it. According to him ideas like WAX can only be fully realized if you work in reverse. He looks at problems from the end to the beginning in order to see just how the process needs to start to reach the outcome that he wants. So far, it has not failed him yet.